Who are the Welsh showcasing artists at this years’ SXSW?

CASI

CASI 2017

Hailing from the north of Wales and now based in Hackney, London, Casi spoke only Welsh for the first decade of her life, and the earliest songs she wrote came in her mother tongue. Aged 11, she penned an a capella concept album based on the lives of her Barbie dolls, recording it on her Pop Idol karaoke microphone, which included a "bonus Welsh language translation of Kelly Clarkson's Because Of You". It was sadly never released. Music became a passion, and one that overwhelmed her as she learnt English while discovering artists around the world utilising music as a form of resistance reinforcing her perception of how popular culture can exist not only as art but as a means of protest.

Website: dearcasi.com
Facebook: casimusic
Twitter: dearcasi
Contact: katiet@rocnation.com

Showcases:

Friday 17th March @ 21.00
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

Saturday 18th March @ 16.40
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

*RSVP: www.britishmusicembassy.com
*Priority given to badge holders and wristbands


Chain of Flowers

Chain of Flowers

Chain of Flowers has been hailed as one of the finest bands to emerge from the UK in years, drawing favorable comparisons to The Smiths, Joy Division, Eagulls, Iceage, Ceremony and The Cure. The band has toured and performed all over in the UK with The Fall, Chameleons, Ceremony, A Place To Bury Strangers, Nothing and Eagulls, among many others.

Chain of Flowers’ first self-titled full length was recorded and released last year in the UK to rave reviews and extensive airplay on everyone from BBC Radio 6 and KEXP. The band will be releasing a 7" on Blackest Ever Black in Feb 2017.

Website: www.flowersinchains.com
Facebook: flowersinchains
Twitter: flowersinchains
Contact: Management: annajleong@gmail.com
Band: flowersinchains@gmail.com

Showcases:

Wednesday 15th March @ 20.25
Ground Control Touring Showcase, Sidewinder, 715 Red River St, Austin

Thursday 16th March @ 15.50
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

Saturday 18th March @ 15.00
Music for Listeners Day Party, El Sapo, 1900 Manor Rd, Austin

*RSVP: www.britishmusicembassy.com
*Priority given to badge holders and wristbands

Dan Bettridge

Dan Bettridge

Dan has also picked up continuous support from 'Whispering' Bob Harris after performing an Under The Apple Tree Session during Truck Festival in 2015. Since, Bob handpicked Dan for a special BBC Introducing live session on Radio 2 at Maida Vale Session and also invited him to perform at the very first UTAT Festival in Cadogan Hall in 2016.

With performances at Hay Festival, Green Man and Festival No.6 and international showcase slots at Canadian Music Week, NXNE and CMJ Music Marathon under his belt; support slots with Band of Horses and Jack Savoretti, and radio sessions on BBC R2, BBC Wales and BBC London, Dan Bettridge is turning heads.

Dan will be showcasing at SXSW 2017.

Website: danbettridge.com
Facebook: danbettridgemusic
Twitter: danbettridge
Contact: charl@lttmusicmanagement.com / charlfinal@gmail.com

Showcases:

Tuesday 14th March @ UK Trade Stand @ 17.00
Austin Conference Centre

Thursday 16th March @ 23.00
Music for Listeners Day Party, El Sapo, 1900 Manor Rd, Austin

Friday 17th March @ 20.30
Victorian Room at The Driskill, 604 Brazos Street. Austin

Meilyr Jones

Meilyr Jones

Originally a member of the band Race Horses, Jones attended the Royal Academy of music after their breakup, but dropped out after three years. After several years of finding himself and his sound, Meilyr Jones has released his debut album, 2013—a staggeringly rich array of influences and musical textures.

There are flushes of baroque, of recorder and harpsichord, there is a recording of a Japanese accordion player he met in Rome, snatches of karaoke on a mobile phone, lush walls of sound followed by a wisp of David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel or an organ recording made in a church in Bristol.

Website: www.meilyrjones.com
Facebook: meilyrjonesmusic
Twitter:
meilyrjones
Contact: pete@moshimoshimusic.com

Showcases:

Wednesday 15th March @ 14.10
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

Thursday 16th March @ 22.00
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

*RSVP: www.britishmusicembassy.com
*Priority given to badge holders and wristbands

The Sandinistas

Sandinistas

Like projectile missiles discharged from the Welsh Valleys, The Sandinistas are a heady young mix of Punk and New Wave Rock and Roll. Boldly taking their influence from greats like The Clash and The Rolling Stones, they are all about the classic three-minute song, and their debut high energy single, Ready To Blow, leaves you breathless.

Their anger and attitude makes a resounding statement to the world, that needs to be heard.Having already received huge support from Huw Stephens (Radio One) and John Kennedy (Radio X) The Sandinistas explosive debut single 'Ready to Blow' was released on 30th September on Riverman Records. Ready To Blow has featured on Soccer AM, Fred Perry and US, UK & Japanese radio.

Facebook: thesandinistas
Twitter: sandinistas
Contact: phil@bandwagonmgmt.co.uk

Showcases:

Thursday 16th March @ 15.00
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

Friday 17th March @ 21.00
British Music Embassy*, 512 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin

*RSVP: www.britishmusicembassy.com
*Priority given to badge holders and wristbands

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